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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:17 PM
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Here's actor Lamont Williams, likely Voice of the Illegal Robo Calls >>>
Edited on Mon May-05-08 02:16 PM by Stephanie
This has got to be the guy. He is an actor in this Norfolk, VA theater company.

http://stagenorfolk.org/pb/wp_8aee5742/wp_8aee5742.html...




http://stagenorfolk.org/pb/wp_a1b0403d/wp_a1b0403d.html...

LAMONT WILLIAMS

Vice-President


A native of Norfolk, Virginia Mr. Williams was educated at Norview High School and a majored in Music at Old Dominion University. A seasoned television actor, he has made numerous appearances in such shows as the Discovery Channels FBI Files, The New Detectives, and The Prosecutors. He also landed roles in two of their two-hour Movies of the Week, including Escape From Death Row, and Code of Silence. A former model for Headline Creations, Mr. Williams has appeared in several print ads and television commercials for such clients as: Merchant Square, The 700 Club (3 different spots), The Promise Keepers, Tidewater Dodge, one regional spot for the Virginia Beach Tourist Association, which earned him eligibility with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and an international commercial entitled The Turning Point. He also was featured in two mini film shorts for the Virginia Department of Health, Norfolk Health District. Mr. Williamss stage credits include performances in Terrance Afer-Andersons The Fifth, Crown of Life, and Rainbow Park, having portrayed two different characters in the latter production. Other stage credits include performances in Who Moved My Cheese and the portrayal of 15 different characters in We Love You, Jackie. In 1999, Mr. Williams landed the lead role in PBS affiliate WHRO-TV, Channel 15s Virginia Pathways production of Civil Rights, an enlightening educational film targeting 4th through 7th graders at every elementary and middle school in the state of Virginia.









Will the Real Lamont Williams Please Stand Up? -- Update
By Sarah Lai Stirland May 03, 2008 | 8:05:00 PMCategories: Election '08

Who is Lamont Williams?

That's the question on many a blogger's mind since the story about the direct mail and illegal robo-call voter-registration drive broke earlier this week in North Carolina.

African-American voters in North Carolina received automated, anonymous phone calls from a mysterious man named Lamont Williams a week ago. The voice informed them that they would be receiving a voter-registration packet in the mail, and it asked them to sign and return it.

The only problem is that the mail-in voter-registration deadline in North Carolina had passed, and some of the call's recipients had already registered.

The North Carolina attorney general's office is investigating the incident, which it says may be illegal because the calls didn't identify their sponsors and offer recipients a way to opt out.

A D.C.-based voter-registration group called Women's Voices, Women Vote was responsible for the campaign, and has apologized for confusing voters.

The anonymous calls using the unknown male persona look especially strange since the voter-registration group has, in the past, used high-profile celebrities to advance their cause. And everything the group has said about its mission before this week has indicated that it exclusively targets unmarried women.

Consider this price list (.pdf), found on the group's website, in which WVWV offers to sell its database. "WVWV targets only unmarried women, including divorced or widowed women," the document reads. "WVWV has used state-of-the-art technology and data-mining and analysis techniques in order to accurately identify these women and encourage them to register and turn out to vote."

There's nothing in there, or anywhere else on its website, about the group expanding to target African-American men.

The group said Thursday that Lamont Williams is the real name of the voice performer they hired for the 20-second recording. Threat Level searched the top voice talent agencies with online databases, and didn't find Mr. Williams.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/05/calling-on-lam...






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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:28 PM
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1. interesting...
Edited on Mon May-05-08 01:47 PM by marions ghost
a Virginia actor...

Maybe.

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Hello Mr. Williams, did your voice make 270,000 or so illegal robocalls to North Carolina recently?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:30 PM
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2. I feel bad for him.
He's the fall guy in this.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:36 PM
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4. yes
on the other hand, if it's him he might have some useful info....
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:33 PM
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16. I think I'm the first to find him
I wonder why it was so difficult? He is VP of the theater company, shouldn't be so hard to figure out. The mistake Wired made was searching the databases of talent agencies, which would probably only yield UNION MEMBERS. This Lamont is non-union.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:39 PM
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7. I wish someone would ask him if he was explained how the calls would be made!
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:44 PM
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10. probably
got the same line the state BOEs got...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:51 PM
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11. Someone needs to interview him asap
I'd like to hear his story.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:09 PM
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13. I would too
but given the legal implications, he might not be so willing. Seems to me he could issue a formal disclaimer like Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julia-louisdreyfus/a-poin...

It might make sense to send his info to the Raleigh News and Observer, as they've been following the story. Also to the Institute for Southern Studies, which first reported it.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:11 PM
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14. feel free to send it
I sent it to the Wired blogger and mod mom sent it to TPM.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:59 PM
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12. I wonder if they had his permission to make the calls using his name alone and not the org's
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:41 PM
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17. Seems like he could sue this group for using his voice in an illegal way-hurting
his reputation.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:44 PM
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18. He certainly should
Especially if this winds up in criminal court, he should establish now that he was not aware his name would be used in this way.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 03:25 PM
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20. what questions would you ask him?
My bf's a journo, he's going to make the call.
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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:33 PM
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3. Didn't find him? Maybe they should check for "Lamont Cranston"?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:38 PM
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5. She didn't but I did - that has to be the guy, he's geographically perfect for the job.
Lamont Cranston?
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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:42 PM
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8. You don't know who "Lamont Cranston" is. You don't know? The Shadow knows.....ooooooooaaaaaaah!
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:39 PM
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6. and what makes them "HRC's" calls?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 01:43 PM
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9. Ok, I'm amending that until we have proof.
Edited on Mon May-05-08 01:45 PM by Stephanie
Just because her campaign manager consults for them and Podesta is on the board is not sufficient evidence until the connection to HRC's campaign is proven in a court of law, which I expect will happen eventually.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 05:30 PM
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21. more lke Bill's former chief of staff's calls, or Hillary's former chief of staff or his former
The BoE of WVWV is headed by and chock full of former Clinton staffers.

Also, the BoD members' businesses sell their services to WVWV.

The Clinton campaign owes nearly $1 million to one of the BoD members' businesses.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:19 PM
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15. Note that WVWV used non-union talent for this
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:49 PM
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19. I Thought It Was This Guy...



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